USS Craven (TB-10)



The first USS ''Craven'' (Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 10/TB-10), was launched 25 September 1899 by
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; sponsored by Miss A. Craven, granddaughter of Commander Craven; and commissioned 9 June 1900. Sailing from
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19 June 1900, ''Craven'' reported to the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport 21 June and served there until 2 December when she returned to Portsmouth. She was placed out of commission there 5 December 1900. Recommissioned 24 October 1902, Craven served at the Torpedo Station at Newport until 12 December 1903 when she sailed to
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. She was placed out of commission again 22 December 1903. Except for service with the Torpedo Station in 1906 and 1907, she remained out of commission until 14 December 1907 when she was assigned to the Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at
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. In 1908 she was transferred to
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, where she was decommissioned 14 November 1913 and used as a target.


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* {{DEFAULTSORT:Craven Torpedo boats of the United States Navy Ships built in Bath, Maine 1899 ships Ships sunk as targets Shipwrecks Maritime incidents in 1913